Inter Milan will reportedly move for Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic, should Cristian Chivu join Liverpool.
According to talkSPORT, the Reds are interested in taking Chivu to Merseyside and, should that happen, Claudio Ranieri will target Vidic as a replacement.
Although predominantly a left-back, Chivu can also operate in the centre of defence - a position Inter want to fill with the acquisition of the United skipper.
United, though, have no intention of selling Vidic and the 30-year-old is perfectly happy with life at Old Trafford despite young centre-backs Phil Jones and Chris Smalling rising to prominence in recent months.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are said to be monitoring Chivu's situation as his contract with the Nerazzurri nears its expiration.
The 31-year-old Romanian will be free to leave the San Siro at the end of the season, should he not agree a new deal, and Liverpool are alleged to be ready to pounce.
Liverpool have also been linked with moves for Robert Lewandowski and Juan Vargas in recent days as Kenny Dalglish's scours the market for further reinforcements.